Centinela Valley Independent Study High School

4409 Redondo Beach Blvd.

Lawndale, CA 90260

Tel: (424)255-4066
  • Centinela Valley Independent Study High School serves 104 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≤20% (which is lower than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 21-39% (which is lower than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Centinela Valley Independent Study High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.
  • Centinela Valley Independent Study High School operates within the Centinela Valley Union High School District.
  • Centinela Valley Union High School District's 81% graduation rate is lower than the California state average of 83%.

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School Overview

  • Centinela Valley Independent Study High School's student population of 104 students has declined by 63% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 6 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students104 students
Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
Students by GradeCentinela Valley Independent Study High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Centinela Valley Independent Study High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 47:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Centinela Valley Independent Study High School is 0.35, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤20%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)21-39%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio17:124:1
Asian
2%
11%
Hispanic
80%
54%
Black
12%
6%
White
4%
24%
Hawaiian
2%
n/a
All Ethnic GroupsCentinela Valley Independent Study High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.350.64
Graduation Rate35-39%
83%
Centinela Valley Independent Study High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Centinela Valley Independent Study High School is Centinela Valley Union High School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Centinela Valley Union High School District's student population of 7,877 students has grown by 18% over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 81% has increased from 65% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $12,290 is higher than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has declined by 15% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $12,452 is higher than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has declined by 50% over four school years.
    School District NameCentinela Valley Union High School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    8
    4
    Number of Students Managed7,8771,585
    Centinela Valley Union High School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    18%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    44%
    48%
    District Graduation Rate
    81%
    83%
    District Total Revenue$82 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$83 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$12,290$11,049
    District Spending / Student$12,452$11,340
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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